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Quiz: Know your ForeFlight Airspace Features
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The ForeFlight Mobile app provides a plethora of information for both preflight planning and inflight navigation. Some of the most useful features, especially for VFR pilots, involve information pertaining to airspace.
Do you know how to find even the most specific airspace details? Test your knowledge with this ForeFlight airspace quiz.
What is the name of the setting that allows you to view sectional chart legends directly in the maps view?
How do you enable visual airspace depictions in the route editor profile view?
How can you change the visual depiction of the airspace vertical altitude boundaries in the aeronautical chart layer?
What does it mean when a TFR is depicted as a yellow color on the maps view?
What is the name of the feature that will dim airspace depictions on the Maps view that are not relevant to your flight?
In the profile view, how can you determine the altitude of the floor of a Class C shelf?
How can you enable Class E airspace depictions in the Aeronautical Chart layer?
How can you quickly toggle off all airspace depictions in the Map view when the aeronautical layer is selected.
What type of airspace is depicted on the aeronautical layer as solid grey rings?
What type of airspace is depicted on the aeronautical layers as an orange segmented circle?
Where can you find specific definitions of airspace depictions for the aeronautical chart layer in ForeFlight?
Quiz: ForeFlight Airspace Features You got out of 11 right!
I’m an old guy. A line describing how to undo a newly selected feature might be nice.
Excellent Quiz – Every time I think I know ForeFlight rather well… Your articles enhance my knowledge with the nuances I need to decrease my workload! Thank you.!
If Foreflight continues to come out with more and more information pilots will start to go back to basics. It is difficult for a pilot who flies once a month or so to keep up. The Foreflight team works with this stuff every day so it probably seems easy for them and they continue to add more. I agree that Foreflight does a great job but if I don’t review every new feature I feel left behind.
I agree wholeheartedly! The new features are fine, but Foreflight’s becoming a rather overwhelming app. What I use daily is pretty much confined to route planning, enroute charts, approach plates, and as much detailed weather reporting and forecast as I can get. I also appreciate the glide circle thing, but once set, I don’t have to mess with it again. The rest of it’s really neat gravy that I often get stuck in.
Apparently some of the features described in your quiz are not in my subscription version of Foreflight. I do not have “Worldwide Altitudes” as an option in my map settings (or at least I could not find it.)
I need to learn this stuff!
I think ForeFlight is a fantastic app on the ground. I find it’s usefulness in the air for a solo VFR pilot to be rapidly diminishing. It’s getting way to difficult to move through all the layers. If there is any turbulence it’s next to impossible to get your finger taps in the right places. I set it up for traffic on the ground and leave it there for the flight. Once you start messing around with finger taps in the cockpit it’s way too much time spent landing on unintended pages with your head down and not looking outside.
More is not necessarily better. I’m frustrated by all the button pushing, knob twisting, screen layers and instruction we have to go through with our glass panels and aviation apps. Are we really decreasing our workload?
Excellent flight planning tool on the ground. Suffering from Information bloat while in the air. While single pilot VFR and IFR I agree with the above comments — that it is easy to get lost in the program especially in turbulence. Best to set your flight plan and determine potential approaches prior to departure and Focus your attention on flying the airplane.
TFRs should not be red when they’re not active, it’s totally confusing. Is Foreflight not able to introduce an orange for the 8 hours before one goes active..?
I agree with too much information. I will spend 30 minutes to an hour trying to learn, refresh and remember everything the app does. Frankly, it is overwhelming. When I get stuck reviewing on ground, the ForeFlight team is always very helpful, however that is only helpful on the ground. I have gotten in the habit of writing down necessary information before leaving the ground, just in case.
Foreflight designers have gotten carried away with themselves. There are other flight planning services that are much more user friendly. Pretty soon the Foreflight hot shots will be the only ones using Foreflight.
It would require at least a 2 week school to just basically learn all the features and functions in Foreflight. Then recurrent once a month.. I use specific features and do not delve into the deep stuff!!!